Cinema Memories: A People's History of Cinema-going in 1960s Britain

Emma Jane Pett, Melvyn Stokes, Matthew Jones

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Cinema Memories brings together and analyses the memories of almost a thousand people of going to the cinema in Britain during the 1960s. It offers a fresh perspective on the social, cultural and film history of what has come to be seen as an iconic decade, with the release of films such as A Taste of Honey, The Sound of Music, Darling, Blow-Up, Alfie, The Graduate, and Bonnie and Clyde.
Drawing on first-hand accounts, this study explore how cinema-goers constructed meanings from the films they watched - through a complex process of negotiation between the films concerned, their own social and cultural identities, and their awareness of changes in British society. The analysis helps the reader see what light the cultural memory of 1960s cinema-going sheds on how the Sixties in Britain is remembered and interpreted.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing
Number of pages208
ISBN (Electronic)9781911239888
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2022

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